WSR 05-05-002

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

FISH AND WILDLIFE

[ Order 05-14 -- Filed February 3, 2005, 3:50 p.m. , effective February 3, 2005 ]


Purpose: Amend personal use fishing rules.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 232-28-61900D; and amending WAC 232-28-619.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 77.12.047.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.

Reasons for this Finding: Rat Lake is scheduled for rehabilitation in April 2005 requiring an extension

of a previous rule change to continue liberalized size/daily limit and to designate post-rehabilitation closure period. There is insufficient time to promulgate permanent rules.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: February 3, 2005.

J. P. Koenings

Director

by Larry Peck


NEW SECTION
WAC 232-28-61900D   Exceptions to statewide rules -- Rat Lake (Okanogan Co.)   Notwithstanding the provisions of WAC 232-28-619:

(a) Effective immediately through March 31, 2005, in those waters of Rat Lake, size and daily limit for game fish: none.

(b) Effective April 1, 2005 through May 31, 2005, it is unlawful to fish in those waters of Rat Lake.

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REPEALER


The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed effective June 1, 2005:


WAC 232-28-61900D Exceptions to statewide rules -- Rat Lake (Okanogan Co.)

Washington State Code Reviser's Office